Using the Methodology of Network Thinking to Solve a Problem Situation on the Example of Road Transport
Purpose: The aim of this article is to define the undesirable factors that occur in the road transport process and to identify their negative impact on the project under way, so that corrective action can be taken as early as possible. Design/Methodology/Approach: A literature study was carried out to identify key risk factors and their impact on road transport in Poland. For this purpose, a list of road accidents between 2010 and 2020, which resulted in injuries or significant environmental damage, is presented. Findings: The first part presents a literature review on road transport and network thinking methodology. The second part describes the research methodology and presents the research results representing the issues discussed. The resulting analysis diagnoses undesirable factors and identifies their impact on road transport. Practical Implications: developing guidelines and demonstrating the need for conscious management of undesirable factors in road transport. In addition, the paper demonstrates the possibilities offered by modelling a problem situation using network thinking methodology for solving complex problems, including for fostering creativity and creativity on the example of road transport in Poland. Originality/value: Isolate the factors influencing road transport using network thinking methodology.